|Pâle et blonde (Air de la folie) (Hamlet) - Cécile Merguillier|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for July 2013: The French Comic Opera supplied a great repertoire for the classical Edison recordings. This one pre-dates the Grand Opera Series from 1906, was recorded in 1904 and released as an Edison Gold Moulded cylinder. Altough some quite audible surface noise, the recording remains overall crisp and clear. The cylinder is self-announced by Cécile Merguillier herself.
Keywords: cylinder record
|The Junk Man Rag - Fred van Epps|
The Cylinder Archive Release for May 2008
Keywords: cylinder record; ragtime; banjo
|Fol-de-rol-lol - Edward M. Favor|
A comic song in Irish style by Edward M. Favor, recorded in 1905.
Keywords: cylinder record; comic
|Schoenau, mein Paradies - Johann Strauss-Orchester mit Chor (with chorus)|
A late 2-minute Edison Gold Moulded cylinder (#16236), recorded in Berlin, Germany in January 1912. The title says "Schoenau, my Paradise", where Schoenau is a smaller town. Song composed by Alois Kutschera.
Keywords: cylinder record; german; chorus
|Nothing hardly ever troubles me - Athur Collins & Byron G. Harlan|
One of the numerous duets by Collins & Harlan, from an indestructible cylinder from ca. 1908.
Keywords: cylinder record; indestructible; duet
|Skylark - Arthur Leonard|
A sentimental song from approx. 1903, taken from the British Edison-Bell Indestructible cylinder #5911 at 144rpm. Music and words by E. W. Rogers Edison relaesed this Song under the name: "Skylark! skylark!, or: The boy's message"
Keywords: cylinder record; lambert; british
|Koenigs Grenadiere Marsch - (Unknown Orchestra)|
Here we have a moulded black wax cylinder made by one of the smaller labels that existed in Germany at the turn of the century. Schellhorn Platina-Guss Record #139, probably ca. 1903-1906 Schellhorn cylinders always tend to have a kind of a 'brittle' background noise. Koenigs Grenadiere Marsch (= King's Infantrymen March)
Keywords: german; march; cylinder record
|Keep a little cosy corner in your heart for me - Ada Jones|
From Edison Gold Moulded cylinder #9060, recorded in April of 1905.
Keywords: cylinder record; soprano
|I remember you - Ada Jones|
A comic song by the popular soprano Ada Jones on a Columbia Indestructible (#1004) cylinder from ca. 1906. "Wasn't you the 'fella' with the open umbrella that I met one rainy day upon the avenue?"
Keywords: cylinder record; comic
Downloads: 3,196 (1 review)
|It's hard to kiss your sweetheart when the last kiss means good-bye - Arthur C. Clough|
Edison Gold Moulded cylinder record #10251, recorded in July of 1909.
Keywords: cylinder record, tenor
|The Whistler and his Dog - Edison Military Band|
Still a popular tune in our days, from Edison Gold Moulded #9107, recorded in June of 1905.
Keywords: cylinder record; military; band
Downloads: 11,176 (2 reviews)
|Rainbow Medley - Columbia Orchestra|
Monthly cylinder release for July 2006: A snappy ragtime medley from a Columbia Indestructible #986 from ca. 1908.
Keywords: cylinder record; ragtime; orchestra
|Ripples - a Serenade - American Symphony Orchestra|
A later Edison Gold Moulded cylinder, just after they stopped to record announcements. Courtesy of German Museum of Technology Berlin (GDTM) [www.dtmb.de]
Keywords: orchestra; instrumental; cylinder record
|Hunky Dory. Banjo solo by Vince L. Hoffman|
Pink Lambert Cylinder of Chicago, ILL. No. 730 - Pat.March 20, 1900 This cylinder was copied from my 1905 Edison Standard Phonograph.
Keywords: Pink Lambert Cylinder Record
Downloads: 1,655 (2 reviews)
|Stars and Stripes forever - Columbia Orchestra|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for October 2007: The famous Sousa march from a Columbia Indestructible cylinder record #665
Keywords: cylinder record; stripes; march; sousa
|My Irish Molly O - Hamilton Hill|
Sterling Record #196, sung by the Australian baritone Hamilton Hill, ca. 1906.
Keywords: cylinder record; british; australian; australia
|He goes to Church on Sunday - Billy Murray|
Edison Gold Moulded #9612, recorded in April, 1907. A comic (but somewhere true) song from "The Orchid". Composed by: E. Ray Goetz / Vincent P. Bryan
Keywords: cylinder record; comic; early comedy
Downloads: 7,553 (4 reviews)
|While the Birds are singing to me - Byron G. Harlan, Joseph Belmont|
A nice duet song from Edison Gold Moulded cylinder #9583, recorded in March of 1903.
Keywords: cylinder record; harlan; belmont; duet
|On the banks of the Rhine with a Stein - Arthur F. Collins, Byron G. Harlan|
A crazy duet, they try hard to speak a few bits of German - not always right... Edison Gold Moulded #9124, recorded in July 1905.
Keywords: cylinder record; comic; duet; german
|Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean - Edison Concert Band|
The famous march, rendered by the Edison Concert Band on a brown wax cylinder (#7663), recorded in November 1900.
Keywords: march; brown wax; cylinder record
Downloads: 5,435 (2 reviews)
|Miss Dixie - Edison Concert Band|
A snappy ragtime number from Edison Gold Moulded #9617, recorded in April 1907.
Keywords: cylinder record; ragtime; dixie; band
|Ach, mein Otto hat 'ne Floete - Margarete Wiedeke|
A very naughty song by Margarete Wiedeke (often abbreviated as Grete Wiedeke). Although not the most charming voice of that era, Wiedeke recorded a huge variety of songs on cylinders and discs and was one of the popular recording artists in Germany. This one comes from an Edison Wax Amberol cylinder #4M-15008, recorded in May of 1909 (Berlin, Germany).
Keywords: cylinder record; german; grete wiedeke
Downloads: 2,126 (1 review)
|Spoken Words by Otto von Bismarck - Otto von Bismarck|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for February 2012: This cylinder was found in a collection at the Edison National Historical Park, NJ. Its historically significant contant was first discovered by Stephan Puille. Although it was known to have been made, for more than a century, this recordings was believed to be lost. It was recorded by Theo Wangemann in Friedrichsruh, Germany on Oct 7, 1889...
Keywords: cylinder record; edison; bismarck; wangemann
|Sadie Salome (Go Home) - Edward M. Favor|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for August 2008: A funny song sung by Edward M. Favor who began his recording career in the early 1890's.
Keywords: cylinder record; comic; favor; song
Downloads: 3,056 (3 reviews)
|El mar sin playas - Gustave Berl Resky|
Edison Grand Opera B.35 wax cylinder A 2-minute Edison Grand Opera opera selection, sung by Gustave Berl Resky, recorded in late 1905 and released in 1906. Gladly, the cylinder is in a very nice condition.
Keywords: cylinder record; grand opera; edison
|As we parted at the Gate - Byron G. Harlan, Frank C. Stanley|
A nice duet by Harlan and Stanley from 1905: "As we parted at the Gate" Based on the raw public domain transcription from the Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project of University of California, Santa Barbara Library (cylinder #2898) with different filtering.
Keywords: cylinder record; duet; ucsb; edison
|El Capitan - Edison Military Band|
[www.cylinder.de] Cylinder release for June 2006: A famous Sousa march, from Edison Gold Moulded #24, recorded in 1904.
Keywords: cylinder record; sousa; march; band
|Mein Himmel auf der Erde - Rost'sches Solo-Quartett|
A nice German quartet selection from Edison Goldguss Record #15078, recorded in August 1908. Courtesy of German Museum of Technology Berlin (GDTM) [www.dtmb.de]
Keywords: german; quartette; vocal; cylinder record
|O! O! O! - Nap de la Mar|
A very rare Dutch selection from Edison Blue Amberol cylinder #9662, performed by Napoleon Christiaan (Nap) de la Mar (1878-1930), a Dutch actor and director. To have recorded something like this in this within the USA at the time of around 1912 would have caused nothing short of a scandal. Isadora Duncan was an American dancer who scandalized America with her modern dance interpretations, dancing her "Dance of the Seven Veils" in a flesh colored bodysuit, which gave the audience the distinct im...
Keywords: cylinder record; dutch; nederlands; cabaret
Downloads: 3,092 (2 reviews)
|Lollypops - Albert Benzler|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for September 2007: Lollypops - an instrumental Xylophone solo, played by Albert Benzler. Edison Gold Moulded cylinder record #9846
Keywords: cylinder record; xylophone; instrumental; band
|Waltz Memories - Jaudas' Society Orchestra|
Edison Blue Amberol cylinder #3480, recorded in 1917.
Keywords: cylinder record; eugene jaudas; waltz; orchestra
|Close Dat Eye - The American Quartet - Lambert Record No.880|
Ebony Lambert Indestructible Celluloid Cylinder Record No.880. Made in Chicago, Ill. LAMBERT COMPANY, 12 Sherman Street, CHICAGO. Looks to have been pink when molded and a dye was put over the cylinder to make it black (Ebony). There are traces of pink on the title side and underneath inside the cylinder on the opposite side.
Keywords: Ebony Lambert Indestructible Celluloid Cylinder Record
|Shaky Eyes - Arthur Collins|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for September 2010: Shakey Eyes, sung by Arthur Collins from ca. 1910 on a 2-minute Indestructible cylinder record. By then, the recording quality of cylinder records had remarkably improved.
Keywords: cylinder record; solo; comic song; acoustic
|Carrie Marry Harry - Walter van Brunt|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for June 2007, a nice comic song with a slight sign of ragtime influence. From a Columbia Indestructible cylinder #1316
Keywords: cylinder record; song; van brunt; tenor
|John, go and put your Trousers on - Will Danby|
A nice and comic song by Will Danby. He's really doing well to make it funny! From White Record no. 162, made by the General Phonograph Company, England. Monthly cylinder release for September 2006 on www.cylinder.de
Keywords: comic; scottish; white record; cylinder record
|Misere aus Troubadour - Marie Dietrich, Karl Jörn & Chorus|
Edison Goldguss Record #15359, recorded in 1905 The popular song from Giuseppe Verdi's opera Il Trovatore.
Keywords: cylinder record; opera; german; verdi; aria
|Ladybird - Hamilton Hill|
A truly charming selection from a British Sterling Record #559, ca. 1904-08. Performed by the Australian baritone Hamilton Hill.
Keywords: cylinder record; british; australian; baritone; music hall
|Schwanlied aus Lohengrin (Nun sei bedankt, mein lieber Schwan) - Ernst Kraus|
An operatic selection of the German Edison Gold Moulded cylinder releases. Performed by the royal chamber singer Ernst Kraus with orchestra accomp. conducted by Max Buechner. Edison Goldguss cylinder #12258, recorded in 1905 at Edison's studio in Berlin, Germany.
Keywords: cylinder record; german; opera; classical; aria
|Die süßen kleinen Mägdelein - Franz Porten|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for April 2007: Die süßen kleinen Mägdelein, sung by Mr. Franz Porten Composed by Victor Hollaender & Julius Freund From a very late brown wax cylinder made by the German branch of the Columbia Phonograph Company, recorded ca. 1904. Announcement: "Die süßen kleinen Mägdelein. Gesungen von dem Opernsänger Franz Porten, für die Columbia Phonograph Company, Berlin und New York."
Keywords: cylinder record; brown wax; opera; porten
|Lied an den Abendstern (O du mein holder Abendstern) - Rudolf Berger|
Edison Goldguss (Gold Moulded) #15164, Take 3 Recorded in October 1904 in Berlin, Germany. The Announcement says "Lied an den Abendstern, gesungen vom koeniglichen Hofopernsaenger Rudolf Berger, Edison Record." Translated: "Song to the evening star, sung by the royal chamber singer Rudolf Berger, Edison Record." A part of Richard Wagner's Tannhaeuser (often written 'Tannhauser' because of the wrong American spelling caused by ignoring umlauts).
Keywords: cylinder record; german; tannhauser; tannhaeuser; richard wagner
Downloads: 2,784 (1 review)
|Du suesse, Suesse - Ludwig Arno|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for for February 2007: A German Operetta song, roughly translated as 'You sweet Sweetie', from approx. 1905. Electra Goldguss Record (Gold Moulded) #1223 The announcment in German: Du suesse, Suesse - aus der Operette "Die Schützenliesl", gesungen von Ludwig Arno, Electra Record! Collection of German Museum of Technology Berlin A little noisy but quite enjoyable!
Keywords: cylinder record; german; electra; elektra; wax cylinder
|Sylvan Glen - London Concert Orchestra|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for March 2013: The London Concert Orchestra plays "Sylvan Glen", from a black Edison-Bell Indestructible cylinder, produced on the behalf of Lambert Records, ca. 1903.
Keywords: cylinder record; british; english; edison-bell; band
|Ich weiß nicht was soll es bedeuten - Agnes Hermann|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for July 2014:Taken in 1907, this is the second and last of the only two recordings, Agnes Hermann did record for Edison. This widely known traditional is based on the peom by Heinrich Heine with music by Friedrich Silcher.To learn more about this song. (Wikipedia)Her first recording, Es ist bestimmt in Gottes Rat, was the title of the month for May 2014.
Keywords: cylinder record; classical; opera; soprano; german
|A lucky Duck, a Webfoot Promenade - Edison Symphony Orchestra|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for August 2009: The Edison Symphony Orchestra is performing a great nonsense number, recorded in April of 1903.
Keywords: cylinder record; band; zany; nonsense; orchestra; duck
|Two-Step tanzt man heut' - Johann Strauss Orchester|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for June 2011: A German ragtime-influenced dance number by the Johann Strauss-Orchester on one of the very late Edison 2-minute releases, recorded in March 1912.
Keywords: cylinder record; band; ragtime; chorus; german
|In einem kühlen Grunde - Franz Porten|
Columbia Gold Moulded cylinder record, recorded in Germany ca. 1904-06 by Franz Porten. In einem kühlen Grunde (In a cool ground) is a well known German traditional, sometimes also issued as "Das zerbrochene Ringlein" (The broken [little] ring). The Announcement says: "In einem kühlen Grunde, gesungen von dem Opernsänger Franz Porten. Original Columbia-Walze." From: Columbia Hartguss Record #50264
Keywords: cylinder record; german; traditional; cool ground; ringlein
|Vilja-Lied aus 'Die lustige Witwe' - Vilma Conti|
The famous title from the Opera 'The Merry Widow', sung by Vilma Conti on Edison Goldguss #15543. Recorded in 1906, Berlin, Germany. Vilma Conti recorded only three cylinders on Edison, this is her first one.
Keywords: cylinder record; edison; german; soprano; vilja
|I dreamt I dwelt in Marble Halls - John W. Myers|
The popular airline from "Bohemian Girl", sung by John W. Myers on a moulded Columbia brown wax cylinder #5631-2 from around 1904. Composed by Michael W. Balfe / Alfred Bunn.
Keywords: cylinder record; bohemian girl; brown wax
Downloads: 12,324 (3 reviews)
|Lina Yorke - William Tuson|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for April 2013: The clarinet player William Tuson had a great recording career during the brown wax era, starting as early as 1890. This particular recording dates from 1897 and is, unfortunately unlike most of these early records, in pristine condition. It was recorded for the Columbia Phonograph Company with their recently opened office in New York when they had moved from Washington, DC.
Keywords: cylinder record; brown wax; clarinet; clarionet; tuson
|The Bellman - Frank C. Stanley|
Another title by Frank C. Stanley (William S. Grinsted) with chimes and organ played by Frank P. Banta Edison Gold Moulded #8310 At the very end you can easily hear that the recording engineer stopped the machine while the chimes were still ringing.
Keywords: frank c. stanley; chimes; cylinder record